Pawling Rotary’s Annual Fall Fest Happening on September 25th
By Susan Stone
Rotary’s annual Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, September 25th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Lathrop Building in Lakeside Park. With lots of activities planned for children and families, Pawling Rotary invites all to come early and stay the day. BBQ lunch will be available, along with many traditional fall favorite activities to keep everyone thoroughly entertained.
Pony and hay rides will take center stage, thanks to Clover Brook Farm; along with pumpkin painting (pumpkins courtesy of Dykman’s Farm), and games and prizes galore with our event partners, Jessica Dickinson and Pawling Recreation. Children will be invited to Touch a Truck, a favorite way to get up close and personal with a Pawling Fire Department bright red fire truck. Look for adorable pups from Blue Path Service Dogs and a hay maze (hay by Eastern Hay, the maze by Project Do Something teens from the Pawling Library). Children’s library programming specialist, Miss Neena, will bring a special children’s activity for all the little ones to enjoy; and Lola the Owl, the new Kids Corner mascot, will be making a great big appearance! Face painting with lots of glitter at the Glamour tent will round out an afternoon of early fall fun for the whole family.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to organizations in Pawling that support community youngsters, as well as Rotary International projects that provide relief for children and families globally. This year’s special not-for-profit honoree will be the Pawling Library, as this much-loved community resource celebrates one hundred years of providing lifelong learning services to patrons young and old in Pawling, Holmes, and environs. A portion of the proceeds from the Fall Fest will be donated to the Pawling Library Centennial’s new addition, the Kids Corner, a highly anticipated children’s space devoted to the library’s littlest patrons.
Admission to the Fall Fest is free. Several exciting raffles are planned with winners announced late in the day. The Fall Fest is a rain-or-shine community event.